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Bill Aiming To Integrate Mental, Physical Health Care Wins Committee Approval
California Healthline

The Senate Committee on Health yesterday unanimously voted to approve a measure that would allow same-day billing in rural areas for physical and mental health office visits. SB 1150 by Sen. Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) applies to rural health clinics and federally qualified health centers — facilities with generally low-income patients, Hueso said. Many patients are homeless and often have mental health issues that need treatment, he said.